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New festival launches in Cleveland, Tenn.

A new festival is launching in Cleveland, Tenn., this weekend that combines three key ingredients of a successful event: barbecue, blues and bluegrass. The first BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Greenway Park and Pavilion, 755 Raider Drive, i

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 23:59:59

Chattanooga police & emergency crews respond to crash with injuries Thursday night

Police and emergency crews were on the scene of a crash with injuries in Chattanooga Thursday night. The crash happened near the intersection of Tunnel Boulevard and Green Forest Drive. Police dispatch says they received the call around 8:30 Thursday night. We have not yet received any word on the c

WTVC - 2018-03-23 00:04:24

Suspects arrested in connection to nearly 20 business burglaries

The Chattanooga Police Department announced in a news release the arrests of two suspects in connection with nearly twenty business burglaries in Chattanooga and East Ridge, as the suspects were taken into custody earlier this week. The string of burglaries were committed from early January through

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 19:51:56

Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:26:00

Hamilton County attorneys grill former magistrate who says she was fired for being gay

Hamilton County attorneys pushed back Wednesday on a former Juvenile Court magistrate's claim that she was fired in 2014 for being gay, saying she never vocalized that concern with colleagues. "Why didn't you put that card on the table - the issue of you being gay and them penalizing you?" Hamilton

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 04:11:21

Chattanooga's Nightfall announces 2018 show lineup

Fans of live music presented in outdoor venues should have no problem finding something to like this spring, summer and fall. The Nightfall Concert series was released today and, as it has for the last 30 years, features a variety of music styles from artists. The series began as both a way to bring

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 04:45:59

Police charge suspects in string of local business burglaries

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The Chattanooga Police Department's Property Crimes Unit charge two suspects in a string of burglaries in Brainerd and East Ridge. The burglaries happened from January through last week. - Advertisement - Most of the businesses were on Brainerd Road, Rossville Boulevard and East

WDEF - 2018-03-22 20:17:08

Portion of High Street SE in Cleveland to be closed temporarily

The City of Cleveland wants residents to know about a temporary road closure that could impact travel in the area this week. A small section of High Street SE between 2nd Street SE and the first driveway on High Street SE will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Wednesday-Friday. The c


A year after first accusation, witness describes second alleged kidnapping, rape

RINGGOLD, Ga. - Over three days, a woman told a jury Tuesday afternoon, James Leon Works Jr. punched her, kicked her, stomped on her chest, choked her, slammed her face into a piano, shoved a gun into her mouth and raped her. She said Works kept her there, at his uncle's house on Forest Road in Fort


'Taste the Nations' brings new flavors to Cleveland

A new campaign to highlight the business endeavors of the local immigrant community was officially launched with an event at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Taste the ... This item is available in full to subscribers PASSPORTS like the ones shown are an integral part of the Tas


Double kidnappening leads to arrest of suspect and victims

A recent double kidnapping led to three people being arrested - the suspect and both victims. At around 11 p.m. Sunday, McMinn County Sheriff's Department Deputies Brandon Jenkins and McKenzie Miller were responding to a reported domestic dispute on County Road 700 when they noticed a black Ford Foc


A face to the name: Photo of Ed Johnson uncovered after more than a century [photos, video]

Lost to Chattanooga history for 112 years, a photograph of Ed Johnson finally is being uncovered today on the anniversary of his lynching. Joseph Malley, a Dallas-based attorney who has been researching Ed Johnson's Supreme Court Case for a book, found one photo with the help of locals, Mariann Mart


UPDATE: Cleveland PD identify body found in ditch Saturday

UPDATE: Cleveland Police have identified the man who was found dead by a ditch. Police have identified the man as Jeffery Donovan. Dispatch received a call around 10:30 am that a man had been discovered near 6th Street SE and Sheeler Street SE. One woman who called police described to Channel 3 what


Cleveland chief endorses Watson opponent in Bradley sheriff race

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The challenger in the Bradley County sheriff's race has won the endorsement of Cleveland Police Chief Mark Gibson. At a rally Saturday night, Gibson said he normally stays out of politics, but "this time is different, and I think it's time we stand up." Gibson said he had worked w


Haslam providing money for Cleveland Veterans Home project, Rhea County Courthouse renovation

NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed changes to his recommended $37.5 billion budget includes $3.5 million for two Southeast Tennessee projects. The governor is asking for a one-time capital expenditure for the estimated $70 million Cleveland Veterans Home project. Haslam is also asking for ano


Body Found off Sheeler Street in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) - Cleveland Police say they are investigating a body found off Sheeler Street in Cleveland. It is very earlier in the investigation so the identify of the person is unknown at this time. CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) - Cleveland Police say they are investigating a body found off Sh


Chattanooga Police investigating shooting victim

Shooting 3.jpg Chattanooga police say they are investigating after a man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. CPD says the 30 year old victim arrived at the hospital in a personally owned vehicle. According to police, the injury is non-life-threatening. A spokesperson for CPD says the c


Man found dead in downtown Cleveland Saturday morning

Cleveland police spokesperson Sergeant Evie West confirms an investigation is underway Saturday after a body was found in a ditch off Sheeler Street. The cause of death is unknown at this time. This is a developing news story. Depend on us for updates as we get them. Cleveland police spokesperson Se


East Ridge Police investigate drive by shooting

EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) East Ridge Police are investigating a drive by shooting on Sunday night. It happened in the 1300 block of Altahama Street just before 10PM. - Advertisement - 47 year old Brad Weir says he was in the backyard with his dog when a car stopped at his driveway. His dog starte


UPDATE: CPD investigating, searching for suspect in pedestrian hit and run

UPDATE: Chattanooga Police are investigating after a child was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run Saturday afternoon. The hit and run happened in the 1500 block of S Beech Street. CPD PIO Rob Simmons said the child, who is between the ages of 5-7, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-